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kitz

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Who's your ISP?
« on: January 22, 2006, 04:25:09 PM »

Who is your ISP?

ISP:- Plusnet
Account:- Premier 2Mb
How long :- Since April 2003
Monthly usage:- About 15GB has been my limit.. normally around 10GB
Previous ISP's:- U-net, lineone (now tiscali), X-Stream, BT Internet.
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Who's your ISP?
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2006, 05:29:12 PM »

ISP: Plusnet
Account: Premier 2Mb
How long: Since July 2004
Monthly usage: Depends how much I download, and how much time I spend at home. Anywhere from 3GB to 15GB
Previous ISP's: Dialup - U-net, BT Internet. Broadband: Zen
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Who's your ISP?
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2006, 03:35:28 PM »

ISP: EFH
Account: ADSLmax
How long: Since April 2005
Monthly usage: Just a casual browser, approx 2GB
Previous ISP's: Demon
« Last Edit: September 09, 2006, 06:22:02 PM by bob.gas »
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Who's your ISP?
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2006, 07:25:44 PM »

ISP: AOL
Account: 2MB Platinum
How Long: Approx 11 Months
Monthly Usage: Browsing, XBOX Live, 10GB Per Month At A Guess
Previos ISP: BT Broadband, Tiscali Dial Up
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Who's your ISP?
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2006, 08:04:30 PM »

ISP: Zen
Account: the home 20meg capped AdslMax one.
How long: <1 month
Monthly usage: 30gB down/50gB up, Browsing, BitTorrent.
I konw it doesn't add up but I am taking some away-holiday, probably go to their 50GB pack in August.

PRevious ISPs:

Eclipse: <7 days

PlusNet : 4 years+ ADSL, 3 years dial-up /ISDN/
            : 4 years ADSL ongoing at the "2nd home".

TeleWest Cable: 3 years +

Skynet.BE : 18 months ADSL over ISDN

XS4ALL(pronounced "access for all").NL ISDN/ADSL 2.5 years

Redhotant: dial-up for a short while

Compuserve: signed up when Ben was 8 and we were in Switzerland, he is 22 now. Only gave up the account in 1999.
I was 1000126.3075@compuserve.com.

Cix: before C'serve, signed up when Ben was 2(?)
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Who's your ISP?
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2006, 08:18:31 PM »

ISP = Force9 - part of Plus Net

Account type = Bussiness Premier Up To 8mbps ( don't even get 3mbps and have an upload speed of 192kbps instead of 832kbps - Oh Yes :roll: !

Member since = september 2003
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Who's your ISP?
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2006, 08:19:59 PM »

Oh and usage is about 60GB down and 20GB up.  :lol:
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Who's your ISP?
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2006, 03:26:09 PM »

>> don't even get 3mbps and have an upload speed of 192kbps instead of 832kbps - Oh Yes

You must be quite some distance from the exchange for your upstream to be affected that much?
Have you checked your internal wiring.. Although max is rate adaptive it shouldnt affect your upstream that much on 3Mb.
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Who's your ISP?
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2006, 11:17:53 PM »

For reference purposes...

ISP: was Central Point - taken over by Fast24
Account: 512k Unlimited - RapidPlay 512k since takeover
How long: Since November 2004
Monthly usage: Unknown - family usage which varies, but alot of use
Previous ISP's: BT openworld dial-up
Notes: Service seems to be provided through Tiscali network. considering move to ADSL Max before year end.
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Re: Who's your ISP?
« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2006, 03:26:04 PM »

I have been a PlusNet user since October 2002.  PlusNet gives very good service and excellent support.  The support people are diligent and helpful.

PlusNet ADSL has always been robust.  I have just now regraded to ADSL Max (9/9/06) and am delighted with the download speed increase from 512kb to 5MB (uploads up from 256kb to 448kb).  After half an hour of instability, the speed settled down - a few router reboots helped here.

PlusNet state that routers/modems should be reconnected frequently over the first ten days of the ADSL Max service.  The PlusNet advice link is
http://portal.plus.net/support/broadband/products/getready.shtml

However, please also see this kitz forum link which, might on the face of it, seem to contradict PlusNet's advice
http://forum.kitz.co.uk/index.php?topic=27.0

I believe that the two pieces of advice are mutually compatible but I thought I ought to mention it so that others can give it some thought.

I would not wish to use any other ISP than PlusNet.

 :)
« Last Edit: September 09, 2006, 04:12:40 PM by hake »
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Re: Who's your ISP?
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2006, 01:13:49 AM »

There seem to be conflicting reports from BT regarding this too, which is probably where the confusion comes from!

Think about it - there have to be probably millions of modem users on Max, who don't stay synced 24/7, so presumably BT's systems are designed to be intelligent enough to cope with this.

I don't particularly like the use of the word "frequently" - this could be taken wrongly - if you reconnect too frequently, it will eventually lead to your SNR being increased or interleaving being applied (if it isn't already) because your line will appear to be unstable.
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Re: Who's your ISP?
« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2006, 08:06:33 AM »

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I don't particularly like the use of the word "frequently" - this could be taken wrongly - if you reconnect too frequently, it will eventually lead to your SNR being increased or interleaving being applied (if it isn't already) because your line will appear to be unstable.

That's the advice PN gave to me and it certainly f ... er didn't do my connection any good.
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Re: Who's your ISP?
« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2006, 11:14:49 AM »

I think this depends on what you want from your connection. Frequent re-syncs, whether you cause them deliberately or they happen as a result of line conditions, may well result in an increase in the noise margin target and/or interleaving, but that isn't necessarily bad. It will result in a more stable connection, and in my case that's what I wanted and have now achieved. I use a Speedtouch router now, and I've tweaked it with the DMT tool to increase the noise margin. Interleaving has been automatically applied, and that's good too as far as I'm concerned.

So it wouldn't be right to assume that the PN advice is wrong for everyone, but it needs to be qualified.

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Re: Who's your ISP?
« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2006, 04:27:39 PM »

ISP:- Bulldog
Account:- 8Mb
How long :- Since December 2005
Monthly usage:- Absolutely no idea - BD don't measure usage.
Previous ISP's:- Zen (Sep 2001 - Jun 2004), PM (Jun 2004 - Dec 2005)
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Re: Who's your ISP?
« Reply #14 on: November 23, 2006, 10:57:45 AM »

Hi y'all

ISP                  -> TalkTalk
Account           -> Up to 8Mbps Free Broadband (also have line rental and call package = ~?20 per month)
Since               -> 12Sep06 Up to 8Mbps,
                            prior to that Feb06 1Mbps
                            prior to that Demon Dial Up (?10 per month)
Usage             -> Total (after 1 month of NetMetering) 2.083GB, of which 1.627GB (D) and 466.67MB (U)
Previous ISP's -> TalkTalk Dialup until Feb06
                            Demon Internet Services Dialup ?10 per month

And that's that.

TTFN

P.S. Updated after one months use of NetMeter.

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